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Yuna Potomkina is a Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Co-Head of Public Advocacy & Law at Asters.

 

She has extensive experience in representing interests of the clients on pre-trial dispute settlement stage, including mediation, negotiation, drafting settlement agreements and ADR provisions for domestic and international transactions.

 

As a member of the working group, she contributed to the drafting of a law on mediation and the signing the Singapore Convention on Mediation by Ukraine. She also participated in other legislative initiatives and helped clients, business and professional organisations to develop their positions and strengthen their voice before the government authorities.

 

Since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Yuna accumulated her professional experience to help businesses navigate the challenging legal landscape of martial law. She advises private and corporate clients on military law and mobilisation, regulatory authorities — on legislative initiatives aimed at improving the legal environment during martial law in Ukraine.

Recognition:
  • ranked among Rising Stars of the Ukrainian legal market, Ukrainian Women in Law 2023 
Education:
  • Master of Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Кyiv, Ukraine)
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (USA)
  • PhD in Public Administration, The National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
  • The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme (The Hague, the Netherlands)
  • Folke Bernadotte Academy. A Course on Talking Peace – Unpacking Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation (Sweden)
  • Pre-LL.M. “International, Transnational & US law”, College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)
Languages:
English, Ukrainian, Russian
Membership and activities:
  • Honorary member of National Association of Mediators of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, member of the Board of the Mediation Committee
  • Alumni, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Advocacy of Democratic Principles
Representative experience:
  • expert of the working group on drafting a Law on Mediation and signing Singapore Convention on Mediation by Ukraine
  • negotiated Conflict during 2018 UEFA Champions League Final between Gazprom and Local Government
  • mediated Kyiv City Council, outdoor advertising market and community achieving the "WIN-WIN" outcome in adopting new Ad rules and decreasing the advertising space
  • expert of the working group on drafting a Law on Mediation and signing Singapore Convention on Mediation by Ukraine
  • negotiated Conflict during 2018 UEFA Champions League Final between Gazprom and Local Government
  • mediated Kyiv City Council, outdoor advertising market and community achieving the "WIN-WIN" outcome in adopting new Ad rules and decreasing the advertising space
  • consulting Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and facilitated of Art education reform with all interested stakeholders
  • an experience of successful negotiation of disputes between Ukrainian and foreign business with local and state authorities of Ukraine
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